Behavioural profiling of problem gamblers in land-based gambling venues

Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2019. Behavioural profiling of problem gamblers in land-based gambling venues. Casino and Gaming International, 37 (Q2), pp. 45-50.

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Abstract

In many countries, problem or pathological gambling has been recognized as a significant public health concern (Calado & Griffiths, 2016). Although generally less prevalent than other recognized addictive behaviours (e.g., alcoholism), problem gambling is known to affect at least 1-2% of the population at any given time with significant impacts on individuals, their families and communities (Calado, Alexandre & Griffiths, 2017; Calado & Griffiths, 2016). Despite this, it is known that only a small proportion of people potentially affected by gambling seek formal help. Usually this occurs when legal, financial and/or personal pressures leave people with little choice (Griffiths, 2004). Accordingly, there is interest in whether interventions might be more effectively targeted towards gamblers before they reach a point of crisis where many harmful consequences may already have been incurred.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Casino and Gaming International
Creators: Griffiths, M.D.
Date: 3 May 2019
Volume: 37
Number: Q2
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 20 May 2019 14:24
Last Modified: 20 May 2019 14:24
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/36612

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